I've doubted myself at least seven times in the past hour.
Money is constantly on my mind, and it seems like there is a never-ending list of things I need to do before I can even contemplate the idea of a big financial return.
And when most people end their day jobs, happy to have gotten it done and over with - I am still working. Still hustling and busting my ass in order to be fortunate enough to make a living doing the only work that matters to me.
The work that I love to do.
It’s way too easy to settle.
To give in to the fact that I’d never be able to make it on my own.
But nothing good ever comes easy.
Weekends are always work days and it seems like I never have a day off. Nothing is ever guaranteed when you take the road less travelled, but it is increasingly becoming the path that people want to take. If you’re on this path, I salute you.
If you’re not, then you’re lucky.
The likelihood of failure when it comes to entrepreneurship is astronomically high, and every single statistic out there conspires against us and everything that we do.
Scared to embark on this journey only to come out of it broken.
But when your life’s work is right in front of you, how can you turn it down?
How can you turn away when you’ve already had a taste of success?
A drug, even.
And on most days it feels like progress is miles and miles away.
But alas, is life really worth living if you’re not waking up every single morning excited to get to work and give your all and be the person you’ve always want to be?
Every sale I’ve ever made has felt like a million bucks.
Knowing that I can build something from absolutely nothing and put it out in the world for others to spend their hard earned money on is the greatest blessing.
But I must admit...
I hate it when people ask me what my job is.
I don’t have a job.
I just hustle and find ways to make money along the way.
Sometimes it will be in the form of a business… but when you’re just starting out - you have to build your own website, make your own videos, be your own accountant, negotiate with suppliers, make deals… and on and on and on…
This is all part of the hustle and things I need to do on a daily basis.
Being an entrepreneur is fucking hard.
I wish it were easier.
But it’s not.
Only the strong will last.
Those who embrace the courage to risk everything and anything that is comfortable. I honestly can’t remember the last time I was just… comfortable.
I have this firm belief that if you work really really hard, with sincere intentions of serving others around you and in your community, then the money will come.
It’s the law of life.
And I hope I can maintain the sincerity of my work and never fall prey to glamour.
Oh the glamour, you are a tricky one.
The cursed one.
You mislead fresh minds into believing they aren’t good enough.
You beautify the sin of mankind and corrupt the purest, most honest values.
I hope I never fall prey to the glamour.
Because sincerity towards a greater cause is the only reason I do what I do...
Taking the road less travelled is an over-rated ordeal.
On most days it will suck.
Big wins happen once in a blue moon.
The rest of the time it’s just a lot of work.
And more work.
It will be the most difficult thing you will ever have to do.
But I, personally - wouldn't have it any other way...